Medicine Ball: Playwrights V. Poets Valentine's Edition

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Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets Returns for a Valentine’s Weekend Battle Royale Looking for a romantic evening with an edge over Valentine’s Weekend? Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets returns for a special Valentine’s Weekend edition at West of Lenin theatre in Fremont as the World’s Greatest Literary Boxing Match of the Year takes on literally the most fearsome tropic to face mankind – Love and Sex. Presented by Seattle Theatre Works, formerly the Seattle Playwrights’ Collective, this knock-‘em, sock ‘em literary challenge plays February 13 – 15 at West of Lenin with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Like a boxing match, playwrights and poets are paired off, given a prompt to write toward, and then the acting company performs the plays and poems produced in a series of seven rounds with the audience voting on who wins each round – playwright or poet. At the end of the weekend, the winning team of writers each wins a bottle of Two-Buck-Chuck while each member of the losing team wins a can of warm Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. So there are no losers in Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets! Everybody is a winner! We have also expanded the process to include the work of local visual artists as writing prompts, which we then project during the performance, making the whole event a truly collaborative experience between local artists of wildly divergent disciplines. Line-up Round One Director Daniel Tarker The Music of Vultures- a play by JC Pankratz Barra – a poem by Kris Hall Round Two Director Ellen Graham A Poem by Imani Sims O.O – a play by Heidi Heimarck Round Three Director Katie Haster Ballad of Mary Jo – a play by Joshua Jon The Roses of Walter Peck - a poem by Jeremy Springsteed Round Four Director Daniel Tarker Locked Groove – a poem by Chelsea Kurnick Eye of the World – a play by Jessica Andrewartha Round Five Director Ellen Graham Mal de Mer – a play by Daniel Tarker A poem by Daemond Armidell Round Six Director Katie Haster Forgetfulness – a poem by Triston McAvoy Katie From Every Angle – a play by Jose Amador Round Seven Director Daniel Tarker Do Not Wait for Further Messages – a play by Scotto Moore Bitter/Sweet – a poem by Amber Nelson Actors - Michael Blackwood. Patty Bonnell, Terry Boyd, Gretchen Douma, Brent Griffith, D’Arcy Harrison, David Hsieh, Fox Rain Matthews, Skye Stephenson, Christine Shaw White, Lyam White, Chip Wood , and Mahria Zook Visual Artists - Laura Antone, MO Anoun, Paul Bestock, Kymberlee della Luce, Colleen Gnos, Kate Vrijmoet, and Omar Wiley Tech Crew: Jennifer West (SM) Barbara Cawley (ASM), Teddy Dolas (Lighting Designer), Ken Holmes (Graphic Designer) Directors: Ellen Graham, Katie Haster, Jen Moon and Daniel Tarker Tickets for Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets can be purchased online at at $20 general and $10 for TPS, military, senior, and student. More information can be found on our website

By: Seattle Theatre Works